|Whilst waiting for the bus, Top photo was the old police and fire station. Bottom photo, more of the bamboo scaffolding.|
|All alone on the top deck and the traffic congestion waiting to go through the tunnel linking both islands. Toll booths and 6 lanes going back into two and you can imagine the holdup!|
|A tiny Pygmy Marmoset.|
By the time we had walked around this huge garden (both sides of a busy main road) we were ready to get back to the hotel for a rest. Ian also had the biggest blister on his foot so was suffering somewhat. We could have walked back to the ferry paid the $30HK (£3) which was about a mile away or we could take the train roughly .5 of a mile away and pay the same price. We chose the train. So impressed with the ease in which we got the tickets and the cleanliness of the station. Large sliding doors along the length of the platform screened the platform from the train. No more suicides in these stations!
Within 10 minutes we were back at the hotel thankful to get off our feet. But by 7.30 pm we were getting decidedly hungry so it was off to the Stanley Market to find a place to eat. The market was thriving. Only on at night, the atmosphere was brilliant. No one hassled us even while looking at the goods on offer. If we said 'no thank you' they left us alone.
Meal was again cheap but the rain was the only thing that marred the evening. Totally unprepared we got rather wet returning to the hotel. Hope tomorrow is better. Off to the wetlands for a spot of wildlife spotting!